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Hamilton in France

Application and Enrollment

What is included in general tuition and fees

Every effort has been made to avoid hidden expenses and to keep the overall cost as low as possible.

  • Group travel from a designated U.S. airport (usually JFK) to Paris/Biarritz and individual return from Paris to the United States.
    Note that students who choose to travel independently must make their own arrangements, pay for their tickets and inform Hamilton in France before the group ticket is purchased. Students will receive credit for separate travel.
     
  • Room and board as stipulated in the homestays. During the winter and spring breaks, students may stay in their room, but no meals are provided.
     
  • Instruction and advising, including special visits and performances (mandatory for some classes) and tutorial sessions for designated classes.
  • Full program of field trips, excursions and visits organized by Hamilton in France (travel, housing, food).

 

Tuition

Full academic year (two semesters)

The fee for the 2014-15 academic year is $49,600. The fee for 2015-16 will be announced in the acceptance letter.

The annual fee is set from departure in late August to the end of the academic year, mid to late May; early June for students studying at Paris 6)

Tuition and fees do not include the following:

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Textbooks and study materials
  • Passport and visa
  • Cost for baggage in excess of amount allowed by airline
  • Laundry (except once a week) and dry cleaning
  • Transportation in Paris
  • Fees for sports activities
  • Lunches and one dinner per week
  • Board during winter and spring vacations
  • Trips and activities not organized by Hamilton in France

Health Insurance

All students are required to be covered in Europe by their own or their family’s accident and health insurance. All members of the group must submit evidence of insurance coverage for their time in Europe upon admission to the program. Additionally, the program strongly recommends that students purchase tuition and repatriation insurance. Before issuing a visa, the French Consulate may require proof of repatriation insurance.

Payment Schedule for full academic year (two semesters)
Application fee (non-refundable, to be paid when application is submitted) $50
Within 15 days after acceptance (non-refundable) $300
August 15 (1st payment) 35% of annual tuition & fees
October 15 (2nd payment) 35%
December 15 (3rd payment) Balance remaining

 

Fall Semester Only (orientation in Biarritz)*

The fee for 2014 fall semester is $28,950. The fee for fall 2015 will be announced in the acceptance letter.

The fall fee is set from departure in late August to the end of the final exams late December or mid- January.

* See conditions for one-semester enrollment

Payment schedule for fall semester
Application fee (non-refundable, to be paid when application is submitted) $50
Within 15 days after acceptance (non-refundable) $300
August 15 Full Balance

 

Spring Semester Only (orientation in Paris)*

The fee for 2015 spring semester is $28,950. The fee for spring 2016 will be announced in the official acceptance letter.

Spring fee is set from departure mid-January to end of year, mid to late May (early June for students studying at Paris 6)

* See conditions for one-semester enrollment

Payment schedule for spring semester
Application fee (non-refundable, to be paid when application is submitted) $50
Within 15 days after acceptance (non-refundable) $300
December 15 Full Balance

 

Refunds

Our hope is that no student needs to leave the program. However, when necessary (voluntarily withdrawal or due to illness or dismissal by Hamilton in France) Hamilton in France follows the refund policy established by the Hamilton College Business Office.

  • Amounts refunded refer to tuition and fees only. The program cannot refund deposits and travel expenses. Students who have purchased a ticket with the group are responsible for contacting the airline about any changes or refunds.
  • Annual students who withdraw after one semester will be billed at the cost for the Hamilton in France fall semester and will pay a supplementary $1500 administrative fee to cover expenses incurred due to their early withdrawal.
  • The date of withdrawal is understood as the date on which the student leaves the program and moves out of the host family's residence.

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